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MCC at a Glance

Metropolitan Community College is a comprehensive, full-service public community college supported by the taxpayers of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Its purpose is to provide high quality educational programs and services, primarily in career preparation and general education, to people of all ages and educational backgrounds.

Campus Locations

View various MCC campus locations, including maps and other important information.

Hours of operation for Student Services, Advisors/Counselors, Testing Center, Financial Aid, Career Network Center and Veterans Services.

Additional information about MCC is available at the Institutional Research website and in MCC's Self Study.

Founded

MCC was created in 1974 when the Nebraska State Legislature consolidated the original eight technical community college areas into six. That year, the programs, personnel, assets and liabilities of the former Omaha Nebraska Technical Community College Area merged with the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area under a new name: the Metropolitan Technical Community College Area. In 1992, the Legislature voted to change the name to Metropolitan Community College Area.

Governance

The College is governed by an 11-member board of governors. The members represent five districts with one member at large. Members serve four-year terms.

Administration

  • The president serves as chief executive officer of the College and reports to the Board of Governors.
  • The vice president for Academic Affairs is the College's chief academic officer who oversees all activities in more than 100 credit programs at the College and leads full-time and adjunct instructors in course and curriculum development.
  • The vice president for Student Affairs oversees all student services operations at MCC's campuses locations, including student services, advising, counseling, learning support and student technology services. 
  • The vice president for Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership for strategic planning involving the development of goals that support MCC's mission, vision, and values.
  • The vice president for Operations provides leadership for campus facilities planning, operations, scheduling events, and utilization.
  • The vice president for Human Resources supports the College's mission through a variety of strategic and operational functions related to the attraction, recruitment, retention, and development of a qualified and diverse workforce.
  • The vice president for Community and Workforce Education oversees all non-credit workforce and personal enrichment offerings, including training for individual career advancement, corporate training, College for Kids, College for Teens, and a host of community-based educational outreach services. 
  • The associate vice president for Equity and Inclusion oversees diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, federal TRIO programs, and intercultural education.
  • The associate vice president for Pathway Support Systems oversees the growing array of mechanisms MCC students use to discover, choose, engage with, and fund their career/educational journeys, including scholarships, student worker opportunities, earn and learn sponsorships, and employer-based educational assistance programs. 
  • The associate vice president for Advancement and executive director of the MCC Foundation builds awareness and financial support to advance the work of the College through the management and stewardship of grants, individual, corporate, and foundation giving, including alumni relations. The MCC Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 corporation within the advancement office. 
  • The chief of staff provides strategic and operational leadership, direction and oversight for several College departments, including the office of Marketing, Brand and Communication, the 180 Re-entry Assistance Program, Veterans and Military Resource Center, Pathway Support Systems, and the Path Forward Initiative. 
  • The college business officer serves as the chief financial officer for the college and oversees many administrative services areas including accounting services, budget management, student accounts, financial aid, and purchasing services.
  • The chief information officer provides educational and institutional technology and support to the MCC employee and student community.
  • The college marketing officer oversees marketing strategy and management, creative and internal client services, the MCC online user experience and provides stewardship of the College brand to all audiences. 

To learn more about MCC's organizational structure, view the Organizational Charts.

Accreditation

MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The accrediting bodies of various professional associations also approve many individual programs.

Financials

In 2021-22, MCC derived most of its revenue from state aid (26 percent) and property taxes (54 percent). The remainder came from tuition and fees (19 percent) and other sources (1 percent).

Faculty/Staff 2021-22

  • 228 full-time faculty
  • 1044 part-time faculty 
  • 600 full-time staff
  • 506 part-time staff

Student Profile 2021-22

  • Average age: 24.7
  • 30 percent full-time, 70 percent part-time
  • 54 percent female, 46 percent male
  • 39 percent minority

Enrollment

In 2021-22 enrollment was 20,980 students enrolled for credit while total noncredit enrollment was 12,730.

Average class size 

In 2021-22 the student/faculty ratio was 14 to 1.

Programs

MCC offers more than 100 one- and two-year career programs in business administration, computer and office technologies, culinary arts, industrial and construction technologies, nursing and allied health, social sciences and services, and visual and electronic technologies, as well as academic transfer programs. General support courses, classes for business and industry and continuing education courses also are important parts of the College's service to the community.

Costs and Fees

  • Go to listing of Tuition and Fees

    *NOTE: The College's tuition and fees schedule is subject to change without prior notice by and at the discretion of MCC.

Graduates

During the 2021-22 academic year, 1,718 students graduated from MCC, with 1,922 awards. Students graduated with associate degrees, certificates of achievement, specialist diplomas and GEDs.

Economic Impact

A 2022 Economic Impact Study by Emsi quantifies just how much MCC’s activities benefit its four-county service area and beyond. A few highlights:

  • In 2020-21 MCC added $680.3 million in income to the four-county area through operations spending, construction spending, student spending and alumni impact.
  • The benefit to cost ratio for students attending MCC is 8.1. This means for every dollar invested in out-of-pocket expenses and forgone wages if they work fewer hours while in school, students can expect to earn $8.10 in return.
  • The taxpayer cost of MCC is significantly less than the benefits. While taxpayer costs in state and local funding in 2020-21 totaled $109.4 million, the benefit to taxpayers was $131.9 million in added taxes and public sector savings.
  • The social benefits of MCC equal a present value of $1.5 billion, the total of increased student income, business income, college activities, and social savings.
  • The benefit to cost ratio for society is 7.5, meaning for every dollar invested by the people of Nebraska can expect a return of $7.50 for the working lives of current students.